Clashes Between Students and Police Erupt Outside Athens University of Economics



Clashes erupted on Monday afternoon between students and Greece’s ”MAT” riot police forces outside the premises of Athens’ University of Economics and Business (AUEB).

A group of people tried to attack police forces which were stationed just outside University property.

The unknown individuals threw rocks and other hard objects at the police units, which in  turn responded with tear gas and flash grenades to push them back.

At the same time, a number of students entered the front yard of the AUEB in an effort to violate the roadblock which the police decided must be imposed until November 17, the anniversary of the student uprising against the military junta in 1973.

The Senate of the University decided on Sunday to shut down the University for more than a week after police busted an anarchists’ hideout on its premises on Sunday.

One individual has been arrested so far as a result of the clashes, while police have explicit orders to arrest anyone who again attempts to undermine public order in the University area.